Phishing Electronic Mails Supposedly from Regions Bank Circulating, Caution Specialists
According to security specialists, phishing e-mails pretending to be from Birmingham, Alabama (USA) based Regions Bank are presently hitting unwitting Internet-users, reported millersmiles.co.uk, February 20, 2014.
Displaying a caption "Regions Bank Alert: Contact Details Changed," the fraudulent electronic mails tell that the current message is to notify that the bank has started one fresh security procedure for making its online-banking service safe so users can experience secure Internet banking.
The e-mails continue that it has been necessary to modify the user's e-mail id and phone number for Internet-banking that has resulted in tentative restriction to his Internet banking access, as there was a contradiction among his logon credentials as well as his banking profile details.
But following the web-link, instead of leading onto the authorized site of Regions Bank, take onto one compromised Italian site which reportedly harbors certain phishing page.
This page directs users for proving their usernames and passwords for Internet banking. Significantly, there are some web-links on the phishing page all of which lead onto the actual Regions Bank site, possibly for giving the bogus web-page a genuine appearance.
And when the username along with the password are provided, Internet-users get led onto another web-page that directs them for supplying their name, e-mail id, credit card number, personal identification number, Social Security Number, e-mail password as well as answers to some security questions.
When those details are supplied, a pop-up box shows that the user has properly done his identity validation procedure, so he can now use his Internet-Banking system of Regions Bank like before. Following this, the victim is diverted onto the original site of Regions Bank.
However, according to Regions, it won't ever dispatch an electronic mail directing that its customers update else validate their private details while answering the message alternatively visit a site via one given web-link.
It (Regions) also states that incase anyone thinks he's got else answered a suspicious electronic mail followed with giving away personal information regarding his Bank A/C then he must instantly use the helpline number of the Bank alternatively send the phishing message to the firstname.lastname@example.org id so a probe can be conducted.
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